austin in april where to stay ?

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by strat1953, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. strat1953

    strat1953 Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    wife and i want to see austin and check out the music scene.she likes nice hotels.recommendations that are under $200 a nite that are nice and close to the clubs??
  2. guitarmook

    guitarmook Member

    Dec 4, 2003
    Austin, TX y'all
    Austin Motel and San Jose are on Congress, very near the Continental Club...

    Hilton Downtown is 2 blocks from 6th street. There are a few more near the Convention Center that would be easy access to 6th.

    The 'W' hotel is just a few blocks west of Congress downtown, and is close to Antone's and the warehouse district clubs, and right next to the Moody Theater, check for schedule...

    If you're in town the weekend of April 15th, there's a BIG hotrod show that will make S. Congress and the Continental Club area insane. The last weekend in March 28-31 is the Texas Relays (track meet) at UT which will make the 6th street area insane.
  3. antbosca

    antbosca Member

    Jan 27, 2010
    Twin Cities
    There's a lot of great places near S. Congress Ave. which is a cool 'hood. with great food, shops and the Continental Club. It's also convenient to 6th St.

    I stayed at Verde Camp, which has several small furnished homes available. Super nice and way cheap for what you get. The Kimber Modern is beautiful. The Hotel San Jose is also really nice. The St. Cecelia is AMAZING, but expensive. The Austin Motel is great and would definitely be under your budget.

    If you have time to play you might want to check out Rock 'n Roll Rentals, they have good gear for rent by the day. Anything you might need. Definitely check out the friendly folks at South Austin Music, which is right next door to a famous club, The Saxon Pub. Also, Austin Vintage Guitar, where the nice folks there sent my buddy's camera back to him after we accidentally left it there. We were in a daze from the hypnotic tremolo on a 1959 Ampeg Rocket!
  4. GarMan

    GarMan Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2008
    Austin, TX
    +1 Austin Motel is pretty cool, and you are not too far from Downtown either. However, you are in a cool hood in South Congress. Some folks call it SoCo, I call it South Congress.
  5. Bankston

    Bankston Member

    Nov 21, 2007
    The wife will be happy with you if you shell out the coin for the Driskill.
  6. emdub123

    emdub123 Supporting Member

    May 20, 2011
    I would recommend that you stay downtown, there are quite a few nice hotels in walking distance from 6th street, Red River and the warehouse district. If you're getting a rental car, you can stay just about anywhere.

    Austin Motel has been mentioned several times, but it's only within walking distance to the continental club.

    Starting a couple of weeks before you go, you'll want to check out the calendar on the Austin Chronicle website to get familiar with which bands are playing where. Most bands have webpages, so it's pretty easy to sort out where to go.

    On any given night, a few of the bands on 6th street are going to be touristy stevie ray-esque blues bands, so if that's your thing, you can count on that type of music being available 7 nights a week.

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